Regional airline FlyPelican to launch Canberra-Dubbo flights

By Chris Chamberlin , December 2 2016
Regional airline FlyPelican to launch Canberra-Dubbo flights

Australian regional airline FlyPelican will launch Canberra-Dubbo flights in 2017, being the only airline flying non-stop on the route.

From January 30, FlyPelican’s British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aircraft will carry up to 19 passengers between the two cities, with flights every weekday plus an extra return service on Mondays and Fridays.

“All the boxes are ticked and we are thrilled to be expanding our network to link these cities together,” said FlyPelican CEO Paul Graham.

While Canberra-Dubbo flights won’t yet run on weekends, Graham adds that “there is potential to introduce a Sunday service if the demand is evident.”

From Canberra to Dubbo, flight FP362 is wheels-up at 9:20am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, touching down at 10:20am in Dubbo. FP365 also runs from Canberra to Dubbo at 5:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, arriving at 6:30pm.

On the return, FP631 takes to the skies at 7:50am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for an 8:50am landing in the nation’s capital, while FP634 also departs Dubbo at 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, reaching the gate in Canberra at 5pm.

Fare prices start at $139 each way or $278 for a round-trip ticket, plus a 1.5% surcharge when paying by Visa or MasterCard or a 3.5% surcharge when whipping out your American Express or Diners Club card.

Launched in 2015, FlyPelican serves a number of destinations in New South Wales and the ACT including Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Mudgee, Newcastle and Sydney, in addition to Canberra and Dubbo.

Also read: Qatar Airways plans Canberra-Doha flights

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

12 Feb 2015

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Presumably this is to service all those Dubbo residents who want to connect to Wellington and Doha...

13 May 2016

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A much better option to connect in Canberra, rather than Sydney if you're flying on to Singapore, Wellington and soon Doha.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Jul 2014

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Canberra Airport is the hot ticket lately, Wellington, Singapore, Doha and now Dubbo! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

07 Feb 2015

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And also Tiger from MEL and CBR

26 Nov 2015

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I would expect to see many more of these connections over the coming years. Flying from regional NSW (and perhaps even parts of Victoria) via Canberra to get overseas beats the socks off transiting through Sydney 


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